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i'm alex witt at msnbc headquarters in new york. hurricane earl is slowing down, it's been downgraded to a category 1 storm, a bit closer to tropical storm intensity. and earl is about 50 miles farther off shore than forecasters had feared it would. heavy rains and strong winds are knocking out power. let's head to new jersey where mike tiabbi is standing by for us. what's the latest out there? >> reporter: the latest is that it looks like a nice kind of oily weather, but late afternoon. near miss, glancing blow, dodging a bullet, any of them work for the jersey shore, because while they were prepared for the worst, and a category 4 hurricane would have been the worst, it certainly wasn't the worse. it didn't even deliver the
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tropical storm winds you were talking about, it was about 40 miles an hour. it's just about high tide right now, as you look behind me, you can see the surge of the surf coming up on the beach further than it normally does, you see people walking out there, but there's really even been very little rain here, very little flooding obviously with very little rain and no worries at this point that the rain would cause any damage whatsoever. and some people have been ignoring those warnings about rip currents, the coast guard has just suspended the search for one man who disappeared off delmar just a little while ago and they recover the body of a man who disappeared the night before. we see people surfing in the water on their boards waiting for their big waves, but even those big waves haven't come. but finally, alex, the economic impact that a lot of people have feared really hasn't happened. hotel managers and resort managers are saying they have no vacancies to report for this weekend and no cancellations
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either. so with earl moving through and a splendid three-day forecast, this is just a bump in the road on the way to a long and pleasant holiday weekend. >> i hope it's a great weekend for all there. and you too, mike tiabbi. >> let's go to ocean city, maryland where julie martin is on the scene. what's it like there? >> reporter: no weather to deal with here right now either, i'm up on a balcony, not because the weather is so rough, i just wanted to give you a better picture of the atlantic. we're looking at waves anywhere from 10 to 14 feet out there. you can see no one is in the water, but there are a lot of people along the beaches. the beaches here have remained open all stay. the life guards are patrolling up and down looking for people who are a little too eager to get out into that water, swimming closed off even to the most experienced swimmers, that goes for surfers and boogie borders as well. a couple of rescues this morning, people trying to get an early start by swimming in
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hurricane waters, but other than that, no tragedies here from hurricane earl, which is now well offshore which is about 100 miles off the coast and racing towards new england. by tomorrow, beautiful conditions for the labor day holiday, the only real threat will be the rip currents that remain out there in the atlantic for the many tourists who are taking advantage of the good weather here. >> we learned about the problems in new jersey, so out of the water there, be safe. let's go talk further about early which is expected to weaken gradually within the next 24 to 36 hours or so, but that storm could still pack a punch along the massachusetts coast. right now the storm is 150 miles south of nantucket. it is expected to remain a hurricane as it passes through kab cod and residents on the bay state are bracing for the impact. let's go to meteorologist bill karins, you've got more of particularly what's going to go on across the cape.
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>> we know new jersey, delaware, maryland, the virginia coast and even in some cases in north carolina, the storm didn't live up to its billing. it's a little weaker and a little further off the coast. that doesn't mean that we're going to include cape cod, winds could easily be 60 to 70 miles an hour. we still have hurricane warnings out there are to the cape cod area, tropical storm warnings will likely be dropped here shortly from the new jersey coast to cape may and ocean city. we haven't seen tropical storm force winds. the heaviest rain and the gustiest winds are all through the red section south of rhode island and long island. it's going to pour this evening in rhode island. out on the cape, a lot of your activities are going to be soaked and the winds are really going to begin to crank. the seas, we saw how high they were in ocean city, maryland and 14 at ocean city, maryland. we're only going to watch this
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storm until about 10:00 p.m. tonight around the cape and it will do a little bit of damage and our friends in canada will probably do some cleanup during the day saturday too. so we have always said kind of a glancing blow, however you want to characterize it. but yesterday we had a category 4 storm, we had to prepare for it. we didn't think it would weaken, but now it's weakened 65-mile-per-hour in a little over 24 hours. you couldn't count on that happening. >> without a major landfall. a category 4 to a category 1 over water. >> it's a lot of dry air, that's mostly the bottom line. but the people and meteorologists studying what happened and why it weakened so quickly. developing right now, everyone, that blowout preventer that failed to stop the gulf of mexico oil leak, that has just been removed from the well. it happened within the last 30 minutes or so ago and to describe this thing, it's about 50 feet tall, it weigh s 300
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tons, and it was detached around the well head about 1:30 p.m. eastern time. so about 45 minutes ago. this is very slowly going to be lifted up to the surface and it's not going to make it until sometime tomorrow. they have to be very careful that nothing happens here and it would then sink to the bottom of the gulf of mexico. however what this is is a very key piece of evidence in the spill investigation, investigators want to examine it, they hope to gain some insight into why the device failed to prevent that spill. we'll be watching that make its way very slowly from those tremendous depths there in the gulf of mexico. we're also watching some breaking news out of new zealand, a very powerful 7.2 magnitude quake hit the south island there. no reports of injuries have been reported and we are continuing to monitor this story for any sort of developments and we'll bring them to you as soon as we get them. we have mixed news to share on the economy as americans head into labor day weekend, private
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sector jobs were up by 67,000 while nonfarm payrolls fell by 54,000, but unemployment overall ticked up to 9.6% nationally, up .1% there. president obama spoke to reporters in the rose garden this morning and he said things are getting better, just not as quickly as he would like. >> the eighth consecutive month of private job growth. additionally, the numbers for july were revised upward to 107,000. and that's positive news. and it reflects the steps we have already take on the break the back of this recession. >> good afternoon to you, mike. >> reporter: good afternoon, alex. >> do you know what's in the proposals here. >> they're talking about a payroll tax holiday for businesses, sort of an expanded version of what the congress
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wants to see the president pass in terms of encouraging more small businesses to hire people. so far republicans have not gone along with his plan there, they favor more across the board tax cuts, regardless of whatever it is the president proposes next week and he is making that what are pivot to the economy after spending this week talking about and discussing and negotiating some very dicey foreign policy issues, he's going to be in milwaukee monday, he's going to be talking to an afl-cio gathering, it's going to be a major speech in cleveland, wisconsin, ohio two battleground states as we approach this election. all of this may be too little, too late as far as democrats are concerned, not to mention the millions of people who remain out of work here. the president highlighting the good news out of that, the eighth consecutive month of job growth, that is obviously not enough to bring that top line unemployment down, it ticked
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up .1%, as you report 9.6%, that spells trouble for the democrats. that is baked in now that democrats are really going to suffer at the polls come november, alex. >> of course mike stating that the economic woes are not quick enough for the democrats. would it be different if the republicans had the power? next up we have got the republican wish list. >> reporter: as i said it was calming down, i made some mad because it has started right back up again, guys. whooo! . >> earl blowing past the outer banns in the early morning hours. we'll have an update from south carolina. you've got to hear the unlikely spot a fisher marine bagged his monster of the sea. here on msnbc. she felt lost...
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in the words of north carolina governor bev perdue, the north carolina beach has dodged a bullet. earlier this morning, here's what it looked like. >> reporter: this water is complements of pam that goes out, and it continues to push up with these strong northerly winds. >> reporter: really get sandblasted, but now this is all rain, but it's really, really coming down hard right now. >> let's bring in the weather channel's kristen dahlgren, because things are looking much better now, kristen, a good afternoon to you. >> hey, good afternoon, yeah, what a difference a couple of hours make, all of us getting
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pummeled out here by the wind and rain and now we have almost got some sunshine out here, i can actually see some blue sky out here behind us, but take a look at what earl has left behind, pounding surf continuing to come up on the beaches here, and there's always one, we have got a surfer, he hasn't had too much luck so far, he went in once before, he wasn't able to get out past the break and the surf literally carried him down the beach, and he just walked back up, looks like he's going to try again, not advised by officials around here. lee nettles is managing director of the outer banks visitors bureau. you were talking about that the evacuation has been lifted here, but down south they're still having some problems right? >> they have lifted the mandatory evacuation in the northern beaches, so kill devil hills, nags head, duck southern shores, but we still have some water on the roadways down south in hatteras isla.
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>> and what are they doing working on that? how soon do you think they'll be able to open up that area? because it's a big weekend for you guys. >> it is a big weekend and of course hatteras island is a substantial portion of our business down there, they have got over 30 folks from the north carolina department of transportation hard at work, they have got plenty of equipment. >> they're hoping to get it within the next few hours? >> got a lot of equipment and all that. they don't really know, it's mother nature, we have been with mother nature this long, so we have got to hang with her for a little bit longer. the good news is we don't have any rain forecast, it's beautiful weather for the next few days. >> thanks, lee, have a good weekend. and, yeah, mother nature now bringing earl up to the north so this is just what some of those beaches may expect for the weekend. we don't want to minimize all the damage in north carolina, but it's not nearly the kind of catastrophic destruction we could have seen had earl turned a little further
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to the west. forecasters predict high wind and heavy rain in new england and massachusetts as earl races through there tonight. good afternoon to you, it appears that we have dodged a bullet, i know that yesterday you were on a big conference call that said this is a day of action. it didn't translate to that today. what kind of lessons are you going to take away from earl? >> again, you get ready based upon the forecast and you hope this is what happens. it's not that bad, people can go to their homes and we get our businesses and schools open. but you got to prepare. and we're still not done with earl and i think again, the message again is be safe, stay out of the water, don't drive through the water and when the storm gets up there later this afternoon and tonight, stay inside during the worst part of the storm, hopefully we won't see a lot of damages, but if we weren't prepared and it was bad, we wouldn't have been able to respond quickly. so we get ready for these storms, we hope they're not as bad as forecasted. but we can't take that chance.
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>> and of course this is probably a silver lining to your job, because you certainly don't want that to get to these areas of devastation. but i know hurricane bob was an analogy that was being made and that was back in august of 1981, that one was ginormous. did you look to bob and see what mistakes were made there and try to make the plans for earl? >> i think really what we're trying to do is because this storm was going to move fast and we had the threat down in north carolina, that we just wanted to make sure that we were positioned along the path of early just in case. so a lot of this was based on previous plans but also working with our state and local officials and they really drive what we're going to do. we just need to be in close with resources in case they need us. >> fema director craig fugate, you know all about natural disasters. we're going to go down to new zealand now, a powerful 7.4 earthquake has hit down there.
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we're talking to ben clark from radio live in new zealand, give me an assessment of what's happening right now. >> it's a very significant earthquake, 7.4 in the richter scale. one of the larger ones we have had. significant damage to christ church's central business district. hospitals at the moment are overwhelmed. l with injuries, although we haven't had any reports of fatal injuries. >> we have heard with regard to structural collapse or anything like that, how much are you seeing evidence of that? i mean 7.4, that's major, and you're talking to a california girl, i have been through a bunch of earthquakes myself. >> in new zealand, we have a lot of active volcanos here, but the sunlight is just rising in christ church, the earthquake happened 3 1/2 hours ago, there
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will be multiple after shocks that have followed. fire and ambulance and police are at least now beginning and are now able to start to assess the damage. >> we're going to keep a very close eye on this, and the best of luck to you, because certainly with dawn's light, you're going to see a whole new reality there in new zealand. good luck. >> thank you, bye-bye. we're getting the first pictures here of a u.p.s. plane cargo crash in dubai. this video is just coming in to us. it apparently happened about 8 kilometers or so from dubai international. we're not sure what the weather was like, these pictures don't provide any clarity on that. there's an investigation right now in terms of what caused this crash. at this point officials are not confirming any civilian injuries sustained on the ground. there is no certainty at this point either in terms of the number of dead on that plane. apparently this was in an area
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that was not heavily populated at all. this plane went down on a stretch of highway in fact according to some unconfirmed reports. but the crash site was somewhere in an unpopulated desert area as we understand it in dubai. we have a u.p.s. cargo plane crash there in dubai. as soon as we get more information on that, we'll let you know here on msnbc. stay with us. [ rattling ] [ gasps ] [ rattling ] [ laughing ] [ announcer ] close enough just isn't good enough. - if your car is in an accident, - [ laughing continues ] make sure it's repaired with the right replacement parts. travelers. take the scary out of life. with the best decongestant. my choice is clear. claritin-d. nothing works stronger, faster or longer
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at least some good news in today's job numbers, including 50,000 new private sector jobs. republicans are slamming president obama for what they say are failed economic policies. the rnc issued a statement saying president obama's endless defense of his failed policies has fallen flat with the american people. every time president obama and congressional democrats claim that the economy is heading in the right direction, they insult
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the intelligence of american families who are struggling to get by. so what would republicans do if they were in control? and are they offering anything in the way of serious solutions? steve joins me live from washington. good afternoon, steve. >> great to be with you. >> let's get into some details, how about the top three from republicans to get americans back to work? >> the one thing republicans have been saying consistently is let's at least keep the tax rates where they are and not raise them next year and there's some momentum in both parties for getting that done so there's not a big tax increase in 2011. now you're seeing republicans going further than that, you're talking about a corporate income tax rate reduction to get american companies more competitive, there's some talk of about maybe a capital gains reduction even further than we had in 2003 to spur new investment. and the big one that republicans are talking about for 2011 as you know is suspending some of
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the regular gags regulations in fact some of them. >> the president today was asking congress to pass his small business bill. >> it's a bill that will more than double the amount some small business owners can borrow to grow their companies. it will completely eliminate capital gains taxes on key investments, so small business owners can buy new equipment and expand and tax cuts for businesses large and small that make job creating investments in the next 14 months. >> are you on board with that as republicans, good idea? >> the tax cuts in that bill are fine, they're pretty trivial, when the president talked about a capital gains tax cut for new businesses, i have done the research and others v it's only going to apply to a few percentage points of small businesses. my point is, look, if you agree that cutting the capital gains tax helps small businesses
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expand and raise capital, why not do it for everybody, and what's the sense of raising the capital gains taxes next year on most businesses. the big problem with that bill is what he wants to do with this new lending fight. we at "the wall street journal" have called it t.a.r.p. 2 because this would essentially have the federal government take over an owner ship stake ofbacks around the country if they agree to make loans to small businesses. i think the government taking over small businesses and banks isn't such a great idea. >> given the state of the economy right now and how close we are to november, is there any kind of ideology, hey, let's just let the tax cuts run out and that will do the work for us? >> that's the question we'll have answered in the next few weeks. as soon as congress comes back, they'll turn their attention to these small business tax bills and the real question is, and i don't have an answer for you,
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can these two sides which have been on each other's throats for the last to years, come together to pass an emergency jobs bill, i don't know the answer to that, but we haven't seen a bipartisan bill in over two years in this congress. >> thank you very much, steve moore of the "wall street journal." we continue to track earl as it moves north and coming up we'll find out how the storm will impact your weekend travel plans. plus america's youth in revolt. young democratic voters, how can the president win them back? ♪ [ male announcer ] ever have morning pain slow you down? introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid to fight fatigue. so get up and get goin'! with new bayer am. the morning pain reliever. with new bayer am. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility
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29 points, world renowned economist anymore naked dr. doom for his bearish outlook on the economy has another dire prediction. he tells cnbc that even if the u.s. manages to avoid a double dip recession, it will still feel like a recession in the second half of the year. he went on to say he expects more than 400 u.s. banks to fail. and restaurants are trying to cash in on the popularity of fantasy football. some restaurant chains like dave and busters hold draft parties with free appetizers and discounts to lure in more customers. the nfl season starts on thursday. that's it from cnbc, first in business worldwide. all right, everyone, it is 7:31 in the morning there in new zealand and we're just getting in some photographs following these very powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake there. these pictures we believe are coming in from christ church there in new zealand. the south island was hit very
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hard by this earthquake, it happened just a short time ago. as you can see, there's major damage here, clearly evidence of rubble in the streets, that rubble having crashed down on top of that car and totally collapsed that one, flat as a pancake, then you look at 7.4 magnitude which can do tremendous damage, the good news thursday far, there is no tsunami warnings that's been issued. a gentleman said he felt very heavy shaking, the hotel apparently not damaged at this point. so far two aftershocks on record and many guests in the hotels have headed out on to the streets for safety. overall, they say the situation is calm despite the concerns and the shaking. but, again, it's 7:31 in the morning, with dawn's light, they're going to get a better assessment on things and as soon as we get a better image of the damages, we'll get that here on msnbc. nearly 44 million people are
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expected to travel 50 miles away from home this weekend. apparently mara, almost 1.5 million people expected to pass through jfk, newark and laguardia this weekend. so the earl going to rain on anyone's plans? >> reporter: a lot of people trying to get out early to get a few days of vacation in for the summer. but thus far we haven't senior disruppations to travel. continental airlines did cancel about 60 flights scheduled to depart from newark today, but other than that we haven't seen any delays or cancellations, in fact here at jfk where we are, i took some time to walk around, flights seem to be leaving on time, lines seem to be normal in terms of wait times and things like that. the weather is expected to get worse today, we're seeing the winds pick up a little bit. we're expected to get some winds and rain today and the faa is warning that that could cause
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delays to incoming flights to laguardia and jfk and of course these being the travel hubs that they are, any delays are likely to create a domino affect impacting other areas. for travelers that want to reschedule their travel plans because they don't want to deal with any kind of delays or earl related disruptions, most major airlines are going to wave their change fee so if people want to do that, they can do that without penalty. in terms of the volume of travel that we're getting this weekend, you mentioned 34 million people, that's up about 10% from last year, and the majority of people are going to be taking to the roadways, driving is up 10%, air travel is up about 4.5%, bottom line if you're traveling this weekend, check with your carrier and figure out what delays if any there might be. well it was not long ago that candidate barack obama was drawing those record crowds, many people, young voters fills those groups, their ready to support a new kind of president.
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just a year and a half ago, president obama drew 75,000 people to a packed football stadium of adoring fans who came to hear him accept his nomination in denver in august of 2008. les fast forward to today and a front page story in the "new york times" reporting far fewer young voter who is now see themselves as democrats. this thanks to the recession and a lack of job opportunities. and a new poll from "usa today" and gallup shows voters would prefer any republican over any democrat by a margin of 43%. the author of young turk and a blogger here on msnbc, good day to you, what do you think happened to all the hope and change? what happened there? >> well, obama didn't deliver on it and that's a huge problem. he got all those people excited, he said we're going to fight, we're going do change the system, we're going to kick out the lobbyists and we're going to end their power, and he took office and went for a tiny amount of change and didn't
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really energize anyone. >> do you think this is all about the economic change, don't you think kids, for instance the college kids, that's taken a precipitous blow there, the kids, the democrats, the liberals, all these idealists, they're like, we can't get a job, that's a big problem, don't you think? >> that's absolutely true, and that the other part that obama both inherited and created at the same time. what he needed to do is come in here and say okay, we're going to clean house, these banks robbed us blind, they took trillions of dollars and look what happened, they didn't lend out anything, so he should have gone after them. and if he had, he might have had more people hiring. >> you said inherited the situation, which means inherited from the bush administration, now if you see the gop picking up steam and gaining in popularity among these young collegiate idealists, does that make sense to you? because if this was a situation that was inherited by gop
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policies and practices, you know? >> two things, first of all, it makes absolutely no sense and so if you're a young person and you're looking for a job and you're thinking, hey, i want the economy to improve, why would you rehire the guys who crashed the economy in the first place? that makes no sense. but the flip side to that is, look, it's natural politics, hey, if this party isn't working, i don't know, let me try the other party. so the republicans are gaining not because of any ideas they had or any success they had, they're gaining simply because the democrats have failed to fix the system in these last two years. >> so real quickly, do you think it's all about money, not about the social issues so much, abortion, same-sex marriage and other things? >> no, no, no. the republicans are getting routed on social issues. >> but the democrats, do you think it's all the young democrats. is it because of money. >> certainly, there's no steam picked up by the republicans on social issues so they're bringing up any steam at all, it
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must be the money, and those have kind of taken a back seat at this point. so when people try to rabble rouse on pro-choice, they're like whatever, man, i need a job, okay? and so that's what's driving this, not any of those social issues, by honestly the republicans have largely lost on throughout the country. >> well the host of the young turks, good to talk with you. >> thank you. you can see much more of cenk at the top of the hour, i told he was a frequently guest host like in 22 minutes. meantime, many of hillary clinton's own supporters say he she lost the 2008 election because her campaign effort just didn't have enough teeth to it. now a chicago dentist wants secretary of state clinton to take another shot at the white house and he's even created an ad, take a look.
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. >> the $5,000 ad is already on the air in virginia. check this out a huge shark found in the waters of the potomac river. i'm going to talk to the man who reeled this guy in. plus from predators to precious. you know you can't resist it. baby pandas. awe. time for the "your business" entrepreneur of the week. stewart angst booth was a hot ticket at this year's comic con. his bookstore and online company offers hard to find sketchbooks and illustrations hard to find at the bookstores. he's created a niche market and it's paying off. for more watch "your business" sunday mornings at 7:30 on msnbc.
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seen? >> reporter: i'm suddenly able to see a whole lot more. when the earthquake struck it was pitch black, so we had no idea what was going on, the power was cut off. the sun has risen and we can now see that there's been quite extensive damage to some of the older historic buildings and new buildings. and a lot of people are now going into the city to have a look at the buildings and see what's happening even though they've been advised not to. >> rachel, we have heard reports from hospitals, there was a public hospital, several private ones have been inundated with injuries, what do you know along those lines? >> i'm actually just sitting outside a hospital right now, i have had a chat to some of the nurses, they said they are really busy, but it's nothing they can't handle and thank goodness there's no severe injuries. they said it's mainly cuts and bruises, but nothing too
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dramatic, so they don't mind being busy as everyone's going to be okay. and more people may come into the hospital later. the worry is that with the power down, some people don't have any way of contacting friends and family so you've got people going around to everyone they know just making sure they're okay and checking on their neighbors so the hospital may get busier. >> yes, well, understandably so, we'll keep an eye on things, in the meantime, rachel kerr, thank you very much from radio live there in new zealand. best of luck as you cover this story. if you're planning a trip on the potomac river you might need a bigger boat or a surf board. willie dean says he caught this 8-foot shark while cruising the potomac and did not find the bull shark until tuesday morning despite checking his net on monday night. he joins us on the phone in just a moment. but then there's the remarkable teal of chuck patterson who was in the water last month off california's coast and that's
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when he saw two sharks circling, did he run to the shore vowing never to return to the waves? no, in fact chuck came back the very next day with a camera and shot the images we were just witnessing there from his surf board. we're going to get to you in just a second, chuck, but i want to join fisherman willie dean who joins us from maryland. willie, this is quite a good fish tale, how did you land this fish in the potomac? >> we're commercial fishermen and we put nets in the lower potomac and the lower chesapeake bay. we discovered this shark wednesday morning and we were working with calvert marine museum to get some things for their exhibit. we have never caught anything or seen like like that and it was pretty exciting. >> i guess so, but willie, this
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is a bull shark, those are nasty sharks. >> yes, ma'am, we didn't realize that at first. we were just trying to get him out of the net. we were pretty excited, so -- >> well, remarkable pictures and i'm sure you've got quite a tale to tell. from where we go to chuck from southern california. you're like a surfer guy there off of oceanside and i'm thinking why in the world would you voluntarily go out looking for a shark on your surf board when you had seen one the very day before. >> it's basically the curiosity, you know, with shark week and everything, they have always been, you know, looked at as after the movie "jaws," you, very foriterrifying, yet we hav been seeing them for the last few years off the coast with
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standup paddling and we have just a great view to see things. and in the last couple of years we have been seeing them and the curiosity just got me to go back out there to see if i could get a photo and perhaps some video. >> when you were out there, you were staying on top of the surf board, i imagine your legs weren't dangling there in the water, right? but then you went in the water? >> no, it looks that way, but i'm standing on top of the board and i had the camera, you know, kind of put on a little pole so i could put it down into the water so when the shark came by, i could follow it. >> okay, you're a little brighter then, because i was worried, i was like, what is he doing? did you get nervous? >> yes, i got nervous, but at the same time, you're so intrigued, these animals just to see them out in the wild swimming, it's like no other feeling. so that intrigue kind of just overtakes the fear. >> are you going to go surfing this weekend? >> yes, i am. >> okay, well take a camera and
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let us know if you see anything else, good luck and we appreciate you sharing, chuck patterson. well, will earl impact your labor day plans? we'll have a live report coming up next. plus the smoking toddler's new obsession, get ready for the fastest three minutes of news. gecko: good news sir, i just got an email from the office and word is people really love our claims service. gecko: 'specially the auto repair xpress. repairs are fast and they're guaranteed for as long as you own your car. boss: hey, that's great! is this your phone? gecko: yeah, 'course. boss: but...where do you put...i mean how do you...carry... waitress: here you go. boss: thanks! gecko: no, no i got it, sir. anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.
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hurricane earl is losing steam as it heads. it's still expected to hit long island. half an inch of rain is expected and wind gusts could reach into the 40-mile-an-hour range. what's the update from there? what's happening. >> police put up this crime scene tape here. take a look. here's what we're facing along the eastern coast of long island now. these massive waves have been
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pounding against the sand here. the the concern here is beach erosion. with all the beaches closed, nobody is doing that now. all these folks around the area, tourists who came out to check out what it looks like. they're used to a winter nor'easter. within the next few hours we expect to get the most of what we'll get. gusts of winds up to 50 miles an hour. 25-mile-per-hour winds sustained. >> did they cancel the trains out there? >> reporter: they did. anybody planning on taking the railway will not be able to do that. for people who went into the city early this morning, they won't be able to get back out
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here tonight. >> speaking of news. let's go to the fastest three minutes in news. balloon boy is on the move. fugitive goat's fate. the first story is creepy. with zsa zsa on the death board, her husband tells a newspaper he wants to have her body preserved in a scene for a movie. she is currently unconscious at a los angeles hospital. d plus is standing by the new play. the play on word. the infamous smoking baby kicked the habit. how did he do it? coloring books helped distract the 2-year-old from smoking. in the ether lands, school children are taking falling 101.
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gym classes are now including lessons on the right way to fall. the hope is it will protect them from broken bones and twisted ankles if they have a really hard fall. across the pond, prime minister's new daughter is meeting the press. she was born on august 24th. ♪ let the mighty eagle soar once more ♪ >> give it up for former attorney general john ashcroft. his song tells the story of the rehabilitated golden eagle just fine. ♪ >> who knew? moving on, this looked more like an epic scene from a movie. a freak cloud burst opened over the festival with sudden heavy
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rains. statues blew over. the roof of the press room started leaking. it takes a couple weeks for panda bears to get all plump and cute. these are 19 weeks old. they made their debut at a zoo in japan today. >> keep the goat in the cage. >> so the big question in the town of mexico, missouri, what to do with the now captured fugitive goat? he became a celebrity as it eluded police for a week. no one has stepped up to claim him. the balloon boy family is on the move. they have left their family in colorado for southwest florida. mom and dad's probation will be moved over there. and take your recipe to a barbecue this weekend. the world's biggest burger. you'll just need a 64-pound bun
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